Alumni Relations

Dear Alumnus,

Alumni Relations had planned a most exciting and informative range of activities for 2021. However, due to the prevailing pandemic we had to unfortunately place everything on hold. We missed our interactions - via a variety of events - with our many graduates in South Africa, neighbouring countries and abroad and hope that we will soon be able to meet safely and interact as we have done in previous years. This is our aim in 2022.

We have however still interacted with thousands of graduates through emails, written and telephonic communication as well as via various social media platforms and numerous webinars.

The country specific Facebook pages for alumni based in the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Lesotho are active. Please let us know if you would like to join these Facebook groups.  There has also been considerable interest in the main Facebook page for all alumni - please do not forget to like us! Please see webinar invitations and other notices on the main Facebook page.

Communication via the websiteFacebookTwitter and SMS has increased and is an effective way of informing graduates of UKZN issues/activities. The alumni Linkedin page has been closed, you can now join us on the UKZN Linkedin page. In order to keep everyone updated on University events – we are eager to secure the current contact details of alumni – especially email addresses and mobile telephone numbers. Also, please encourage any friends or relatives who are graduates and have not received any correspondence from the University in recent months to provide us with their updated contact details. This can be done via a quick email to or the website.

We look forward to interacting with you and hopefully actually seeing you at events in the not so distant future.

With our very best wishes, 
The Alumni Relations Team. 


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The University of KwaZulu-Natal invites you to a public Webinar on ‘Naming the Unnamed Structures and Common Spaces in Terms of National Imperative and Rationale’ - Wednesday, 3 August 2022 

Time:         11h00-12h30

Platform:   ZOOM

Keynote Speaker:  Ms Palesa Kadi - Chairperson of South African Geographical Names Council at the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture. 

Please see invitation for more information.                                                                                         

CLICK HERE to register and receive your unique link to join the webinar.

CLICK HERE to view the webinar live on the UKZN YouTube page .

For enquiries only: Shakila Thakurpersad, Email -


The University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Special Collections Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre cordially invites you to the 2022 Dr Phyllis Naidoo Memorial Lecture - Thursday, 4 August 2022

Time:     17h30

Venue:  MH Joosub Hall, Westville Campus, UKZN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC - South African Lawyer and Author

TOPIC: “Why Land Reform has failed in South Africa and what can be done about it”

Please see invitation for more information.

Please RSVP here.

View the live YouTube stream here on the day.

Enquiries Only: Pamela Adams - email: or Thiru Munsamy  - email:


UKZN College of Engineering, Agriculture & Science Public Lectures: 3 - 4 August

In celebration of National Science Week 2022, we are relaunching our very popular “What do Scientists do?”  Public Lecture Series. We have teamed up with the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) to highlight important and interesting research being undertaken in their labs.

Wednesday 3 August - Behind the scenes of Covid-19 with Dr Sandile Cele
Please see invitation for more information.

Thursday 4 August - Doing HIV Research in the Lab: The hunt for the cure continues with Zakithi Mkhize
Please see invitation for more information:

Time:  17h30-18h30

RSVP here.

UKZN Research Division cordially invites you to attend the Three Minute Thesis Competition - Friday, 5 August 2022

The three-minute thesis competition requires PhD students to orate the substance of their research and its significance in just three minutes. They are permitted to talk to only one slide (no animations/automations are permitted). The challenge is to consolidate research ideas and findings and to present these convincingly to a non-specialist audiences. Colleges have each already identified a winner and runner-up to participate in the institutional competition which will be held virtually.

Time: 10h00

Platform: Zoom

RSVP here.

Please see invitation for more information.




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